[ mawrn ]
/ mɔrn /

noun Literary.

Nearby words

  1. morley, thomas,
  2. mormon,
  3. mormon cricket,
  4. mormons,
  5. mormyrid,
  6. mornay,
  7. morning,
  8. morning after,
  9. morning after, the,
  10. morning coat

Origin of morn

before 900; Middle English morn(e), Old English morne (dative of morgen morning); cognate with Dutch, German Morgen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for morn

British Dictionary definitions for morn


/ (mɔːn) /


a poetic word for morning
the morn Scot tomorrow
the morn's nicht Scot tomorrow night

Word Origin for morn

Old English morgen; compare Old High German morgan, Old Norse morginn

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Word Origin and History for morn



contracted from Middle English morwen, from Old English (Mercian) margen (dative marne), earlier morgen (dative morgne) "morning, forenoon, sunrise," from Proto-Germanic *murgana- "morning" (cf. Old Saxon morgan, Old Frisian morgen, Middle Dutch morghen, Dutch morgen, Old High German morgan, German Morgen, Gothic maurgins), from PIE *merk-, perhaps from root *mer- "to blink, twinkle" (cf. Lithuanian mirgeti "to blink").

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